Continuing the discussion from A curious thing about the only two negative book reviews I’ve received…:
I want to comment on this, briefly. This exchange, in several ways, is an example of “civic practices rooted in the aspiration of tolerance, humility, and patience.” This servers the common good by “creating space for differences, even as we maintain our own beliefs and practices.”
This sort of practice is so rare in our moment, in this topic, that it might even be disorienting. It is also “fair” as in “just” and “beautiful.” I note also that this is not even touching on the details sexual ethics, and doesn’t need too, at least not now or publicly.
I wanted to share this video. The pastor took a risk in inviting me to preach this with him. I talked about the science of sex, but also preached on how Jesus saw eunuchs. He saw them. Whatever we are convinced is the sexual ethics of Scripture, we need to see sexual minorities, following his example. This happened at the GAE workshop as people spent time with @nlents, and it also happens as we learn about the science of sex and gender.
I know @nlents is working on a book on the science of sex right now. I hope Christians in particular will take this book seriously, whatever our sexual ethics. This will be an important opportunity to see the people who are so often are injured by us.
@nlents, thank you for your “confession”, demonstrating personal and intellectual vulnerability. Thank you for coming to the GAE workshop too. Far beyond Adam and Eve, very important things took place there, as you can see.